Sevilla vs Roma | Europa League Final predictions

Sevilla vs Roma | Europa League Final (31.05.2023, 21:00)

The grand finale of the Europa League is set to take place in Budapest on Wednesday evening. José Mourinho’s Roma team faces a formidable challenge against Spanish side Sevilla as they strive for an extraordinary triumph following their participation in last season’s Conference League. The Giallorossi have invested their entire season into this match, recognizing that a victory not only secures the trophy but also grants them access to the next edition of the Champions League. To reach this stage, the Roman team had to overcome a demanding path, defeating Salzburg, Real Sociedad, Feyenoord, and Bayer Leverkusen in the knockout stages. However, their journey ahead will not be easy, given that Sevilla reigns supreme in this competition.

The Andalusians have emerged victorious on six occasions since 2006, including a remarkable three consecutive titles between 2014 and 2016. Despite facing a turbulent season that witnessed two coaching changes, the Spaniards managed to regain their momentum under the guidance of Mendilibar during the season’s climax, ascending the league table. In the semifinals, Sevilla overcame Max Allegri’s Juventus in a hard-fought encounter that required extra time. Roma harbors hopes of having Dybala available, even if only for a brief appearance, while Sevilla will have to cope without the disqualified Acuna.

  • Sevilla has failed to score more than one goal in its last three matches.
  • Roma has witnessed seven of their previous eight games end with under 2.5 goals.
  • The last two matches between Sevilla and Roma have both resulted in under 2.5 goals.


Considering the significance of the stakes involved, the final match is expected to be a tightly contested affair, with both teams exhibiting a cautious approach.


Form Guide

Sevilla DWWDDL

Sevilla will be eager to bounce back from a disappointing defeat in their previous La Liga match against Real Madrid, where they suffered a 1-2 loss.

During the game, Sevilla had 33% possession and made 11 attempts on goal, with only one of them finding its mark. Rafa Mir (3′) was the goal scorer for Sevilla. On the other hand, Real Madrid had six attempts on goal, with three of them hitting the target. Rodrygo (29′, 69′) found the back of the net for Real Madrid.

Under the guidance of José Mendilibar, Sevilla has scored a total of eight goals in their last six matches. However, they have also conceded five goals during the same period.


Roma LWDDDL

After a disappointing performance against Fiorentina in their recent Serie A match, Roma is determined to make a strong comeback and rectify their shortcomings.

During the game, Roma had possession of the ball only 34% of the time and managed to make 8 attempts on goal, with 4 of them hitting the target. Stephan El Shaarawy scored the sole goal for Roma in the 11th minute. On the other hand, Fiorentina made 15 attempts on goal, with 5 of them being on target. Luka Jović (85′) and Jonathan Ikoné (88′) were the goal scorers for Fiorentina.

Roma’s attacking players have faced difficulties finding the back of the net in their previous six matches, resulting in a disappointing total of only 4 goals. Additionally, during this period, Giallorossi witnessed their opponents score a total of 6 goals.


Injured and suspended

Sevilla: (Tanguy Nianzou, Marcão, Pape Gueye, Tecatito and Marcos Acuña).

Roma: (Rick Karsdorp, Marash Kumbulla)

 

Sevilla vs Roma Predicted XI

Sevilla Predicted XI: Bounou; Navas, Bade, Gudelj, Telles; Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos, Torres, Gil; En-Nesyri.

Roma Predicted XI: Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Celik, Cristante, Matic, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, El Shaarawy; Abraham.   


Prediction

Similar to any final match, an initial evaluation holds minimal significance, as unpredictable events can have a significant impact. Two highly competitive teams will confront each other, promising an intense battle where spectacle might take a secondary role.

Considering all aspects, both Roma and Sevilla are expected to have ample chances to score, making it difficult to distinguish between them. The margin is anticipated to be narrow, and a draw appears to be a plausible outcome. Thus, our forecast is a closely contested match concluding with a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time.